Within spitting distance of the hilltop villages of San Gimignano and Volterra, this peaceful 17th-century farmhouse is brimming with wholesomeness. Sit down to honey from the farm's own beehives, wine from its vineyards and olive oil from the ancient gnarled trees growing within the impossibly beautiful country estate. At the alfresco restaurant, pasta and bread are made from Borgo Pignano's own harvest of ancient grains, meaning they're far easier to digest than commercial wheat. The working farm is home to Cinta Senese pigs and free-range chickens, as well as horses that guests can ride and a beautifully maintained kitchen garden that's perfect to stroll around. Friendly cooking classes put an emphasis on heritage grain bread-making, while guided tastings offer an introduction to the region's biodynamic wines.
Borgo Pignano, 56048 Volterra, Pisa